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How to Make Indian Tea (a.k.a Chai)

As an Indian my parents love Tea, they love it so mutch i decided to make an intructable about how to make some. Idian tea is great for those sore throat, and those colds it opens up sineses. And best of all ITS deliseos.
 
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Step 3: Adding Sugar and Tea.

When the water starts to boil ( bubbles in water start to jump)Put two and a half table spoons of sugar into the pot of boiling water, then wait two minutes and put two spoons of tea if you like it medium strong, or two and a half spoons for strong or one and a half for light strong.

Step 4: Adding Milk

Wait 3-4 minutes after adding tea then add milk until its th color of pic two.

Step 5: Pour and Enjoy

Wait 3 minutes after adding the Milk and then take the pot off the stove, put your strainer on a cup and rest it's other side on another cup and pour! Trow out the stuff left over in the strainer and pot.


Pat yourself on the back and Enjoy your Indian Tea!!


achaudhary23 years ago
thank u .............njoyng hot cup of tea wid weed............................
willsonvk3 years ago
thank u.
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tibet6 years ago
hi, the indian tea is something special , i never forget it if you see professional indian teamakers, then you find, there something more than just put a few ingrediens together :-) most of them´d achieved mastery of it. i think, the spicy wasn´t just ginger, but also cardamon, white pepper,cinemon and cloves. you may get it together like a chai masala or datha chai masala. i´m not an indian, but i spent there 5 wonderful years, and it´d became my second home. by the way, the tibetan or mongolian tea is something quite different, but also with milk.
hm. I make chai with cardomom (elichee) and a bit differently than you do:

Materials: 1 part *water, 1 part milk (2% or 1% is fine, as is whole milk, but skim doesn't come out as good), a few pinches of crushed cardomom, and a spoon of tea leaves (per cup of tea you are planning on making, and yes red label is good, so is tetley... i HAVE used lipton (normal orange/black) tea bags, but it's not as good).

  • 1 part = if you are making 1 cup (prepared) chai, then use 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup milk, etc.
Steps:
1) in saucepan add water, milk, sugar (as preferred, I like adding 1-1.5 teaspoons per cup of desired chai), and add crushed cardomom.
2) right before it boils (like when it's getting ready to boil/there are tiny bubbles) add tea leaves
3) let boil and achieve desired color (should be a nice reddish-brown color, like the chai in this tutorial)
4) strain and pour into cup and enjoy!

mason1686 years ago
can you use regular tea
lalouie116 years ago
This sounds amazing and I'm looking forward to trying it! However, looking through the comments, I noticed a few people asked how much water should be used in order for the portions to be correct (and I'm sure so the flavor is the best too!) but I didn't see any response. I double checked the recipe as well but didn't see anything that may have been added at a later time. How much water should I use? Thanks so much!! =)
Kiteman7 years ago
Do have to have the milk? I normally drink my tea black - would missing out the milk make it taste like kak?
I'd think you'd be missing out. Of course you can make chai anyway you like. But i think you'd miss the creamy-comfort-foodness-of the chai. I'd try it both ways. :-)
zero0928 (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
No its only a whitner/creamer.
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zero0928 (author)  DELETED_freewheeler7 years ago
han mai hindi janta hoon. and plz talk in english..
Mepain zero09287 years ago
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zero0928 (author) 7 years ago
Wow 561 wiews in 24 hrs!! Great anyone got any indian food they want to make ask me ill post it (i love to cook) PS. ADDED CHAI TO TITLE
canida zero09287 years ago
Can you give me a good recipe for saag paneer? All of the versions I've made from cookbooks have been a bit disappointing. Making my own paneer was fun, though. What else do you make that you really like? I love Indian food, so will be excited about whatever you post.
zero0928 (author)  canida7 years ago
Oh sure but my mom will help me and itll be put in a week and a half cuz school has alot of tests coming up but i garuntee itll be out in a week or two.
canida zero09287 years ago
No rush- I've been trying different recipes for years, a few weeks will be just fine.
sumguysr7 years ago
the indian market near me got bought out by an african one but I'll try this as soon as i find another. How much water do you use?
zero0928 (author)  sumguysr7 years ago
For one person you get a cup full 2 people 2 cup fulls and 3 3 cup fulls ect ect
I think sumguysr means how much water did you use in this instructable, so we can scale the amount of sugar, ginger, and tea used. After all, an exact value of 2.5 tablespoons of sugar is certainly dependent on the amount of water, which isn't stated.
you don't have to buy it at a special store, you cna get lipton anywhere...i don't know how common brooke but you could surely get it online.
jeffreyf7 years ago
This looks great!
Do you mean Indian tea as in Chai? If so I will make some! Or I could be way off and chai is from somewhere completely different, but the internet is a scary place so I will avoid searching.
yep, Indian tea and chai are the same thing... chai is the Hindi word for tea... so when people ask for 'chai tea' they're being redundant
jammis Ravinss7 years ago
Mmmm...Tea.
Ravinss7 years ago
dude, why didn't you just post this as 'how to make chai'?... the real chai... not the random stuff that starbucks etc call chai.